Posted June 21, 2017 12:36 pm by Comments

By Beth Baumann

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The Scalise shooting last week has thrown the issue of concealed carry reciprocity for members of Congress into the forefront of the Second Amendment debate. Should a Congressman or woman who has a concealed carry permit/license in their home state be allowed to carry in Washington, D.C.?

Every law-abiding gun owner in America wants Congress members to have the ability to protect themselves while in Washington. What we don’t want, however, is to have Congress pass an elitist bill. We want them to pass reciprocity for everyone.

If the need for reciprocity is great enough for Congress to pass a law just for them then there’s a great enough need to pass reciprocity for all Americans.

Here’s the perfect example of why concealed carry reciprocity is important:

I live in Idaho along the Idaho/Washington border. People who possess concealed carry permits in Idaho aren’t legally allowed to carry in Washington, even though they’re more likely to need their firearm in the Evergreen State. Passing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would change that flaw.

Families who want to take a multi-state trip have to either:

A) Leave their firearm at home.
B) Have their firearm locked in the truck of their …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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